Dr. James McDonough, MD

Dr. James McDonough, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
Dr. James McDonough, MD is a general surgery specialist in Asheville, NC. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and specializes in general surgery, plastic surgery, and more.Read his story

5 Livingston St

Asheville, NC 28801

Contact Information

(828) 210-9324

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • VA Coordinated Care for the Uninsured (VCC)

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Reduction
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. McDonough's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McDonough "Following internship and general surgery residency at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. McDonough became a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He studied plastic surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas, with Dr. Thomas Cronin, one of the pioneers of plastic surgery in the United States. He then returned to the Midwest as a plastic surgeon with the United States Air Force, serving at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Dr. McDonough has practiced in Asheville since 1976. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a past president of the North Carolina Society of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Reconstructive Surgeons. He has been board certified in plastic surgery since 1975 with expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive breast, facial and body contouring procedures. He takes special pride in cleft lip and palate repair and follows these patients from infancy into adulthood. His surgical skills are enhanced through continuing medical education, as well as his ongoing participation in many aspects of the art field including sketching, painting, sculpting, and ceramics. He also enjoys fishing, and will listen to your fish stories if you will listen to his."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McDonough "Asheville Plastic Surgery offers a full range of plastic and reconstructive state of the art techniques.We strive to make your experience with plastic surgical evaluation and care a secure, relaxed and positive process."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

15  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wrinkles

23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • MacMurray College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Hartford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Joseph Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McDonough has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDonough's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonough to family and friends
13 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McDonough's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. McDonough and his staff are professional and caring, I was very pleased with my results and most pleased with the fact that he was available by telephone 24/7 following my procedure to answer any questions/concerns.
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5-star experience!! Amazing results and wonderful staff. Would highly recommend Asheville Plastic Surgery!
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Dr. McDonough was very kind listened to what I wanted and delivered beautifully! I have a lift and augmentation and I'm in love with my results! His staff is kind and respectful I had so many questions and they answered everyone honestly they were there for me and still are I can have a question...more
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Admittedly, I was nervous about breast reduction surgery. I think I rescheduled the initial appointment at least four times. When I finally got the nerve to show up, I was treated with dignity and respect, all my questions were answered and I was scheduled for surgery. It went fabulously! Had I...more
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Dr McDonough did a wonderful job, surgery went great. The staff in the office and the nurses were wonderful also!!
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